Elly Griffiths | The Night Hawks
March 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The latest thrilling book in her Dr Ruth Galloway series is further confirmation of Elly Griffiths’ status as one of the UK’s best-loved modern authors.
In The Night Hawks, Ruth returns to the moody and beautiful landscape of North Norfolk to confront another killer. The Night Hawks, a group of metal detectorists, are searching for buried treasure when they find a body on the beach in North Norfolk. At first Nelson thinks that the dead man might be an asylum seeker but he turns out to be a local boy, Jem Taylor, recently released from prison. Ruth is more interested in the treasure, a hoard of Bronze Age weapons. Nelson at first thinks that Taylor’s death is accidental drowning, but a second death suggests murder.
Nelson is called to an apparent murder-suicide of a couple at the isolated Black Dog Farm. Local legend talks of the Black Shuck, a spectral hound that appears to people before they die. Nelson ignores this, even when the owner’s suicide note includes the line, ‘He’s buried in the garden.’ Ruth excavates and finds the body of a giant dog.
Join us to read an extract from the book together – out loud – along with Elly herself.
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Buy a ticket + book and you’ll receive a hardback of The Night Hawks from independent online retailer Bert’s Books. Elly will be signing and dedicating bookplates on the night which will be sent to you with your copy.